Some of the best options for a Kenya Safari involve staying in historic homesteads dating back to the early 20th century. Hippo Point, situated on an idyllic isthmus between the Rift Valley Lakes Naivasha and Oloidien, at a pleasant malaria-free altitude of 6,200 feet (1,980m), is a serene game-rich private conservancy.
“As graceful as a gazelle. As peaceful as a Giraffe. As much fun as a tree full on Monkeys. An unforgettable gift.” – Arlene
The managers like to think of Hippo Point as a slow-safari destination with activities revolving around a typical African Homestead – The houses are elegant with peaceful architectural spaces where one can easily spend quality time enjoying a lazy bath, a good book, write a letter to a friend or laze about with friends and family in the gardens catching up and making plans. Its a place where you can cook and get involved in the organic garden, where kids can ride a tractor and help with conservation work or learn about food, plants, animals and birds. Hippo Point is a place to venture out on serene early morning or late afternoon guided walks rich with game and birdlife. It’s also a great place to be active with yoga, running, swimming or mountain biking before a hearty organic country breakfast or late afternoon sundowners.
Mountain bikes, night game drives and a boat on the lake offer all sorts of opportunities to enjoy this idyllic piece of Africa- and with over 500 species in the area birders will simply find themselves in heaven. In the evenings its all about serene sundowners with family and friends, beautiful dinners and peaceful sleep to the sounds of Africa.
Contact us for more information on including this charming destination on your next African Safari Tour!